name is Mrs. Tina Ellefson and I am very excited to be joining the St.
Katharine Drexel Family as the Kindergarten teacher. I graduated from
Marian University in 2001 with a degree in Early Childhood and
Elementary Education. In 2010 I graduated from Viterbo University with a
Masters in Educational Leadership and Curriculum. Within my sixteen
years experience have taught second grade, combined third and fourth
grade, middle school, 4 year old Kindergarten, and was a principal.
am originally from Sheboygan Falls, but currently live in Johnson Creek
with my husband and our three children, Christian 11, Carter 8, and
Lauren 21 months. When I am not at school, I love camping with my
family, watching my boys play baseball and soccer, and reading a good
Mrs. Ellefson’s advice for students: “Always try your hardest.”
Q. Do you have before and after school
Yes. We offer this service through the YMCA, called SACC (School Age Child
Care), which has several sites throughout the city. For more information on the
program contact the YMCA.
For families in the 4K program and our 3 year old preschool program, we offer an
Extend-A-Day program. This versatile Extend-A-Day is an optional extension to
both programs. For morning 4K students and 3 year old preschool students, class
is from 8:15 until 11:00AM. and Extend-A-Day is from 11:00 until 3:15. For
afternoon 4K students, Extend-A-Day is offered from 8:10 until 12:15 and class
is from 12:15 until 3:00PM.
participate in the Extend-A-Day program one day a week, or up to five
days a week. For three year old preschool, Extend Day is only available
opposite their class days on Monday and Wednesday. The rate for
Extend-A-Day is $12 per day plus $2.25 for school lunch (students may
bring a cold lunch and purchase milk for .40). Schedules must be turned
in on a weekly basis for each following week.
Extend-A-Day Coordinator works closely with our Early childhood teachers
to reinforce, enrich, and expand the learning that occurs in those
classes. There is also a rest period, recess, story time, etc. included
in the daily schedule for Extend-A-Day.
YMCA SACC (School Age
Child Care) Program for more information.